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[Reading] ➿ The Hall of Uselessness Author Simon Leys – Ahali.co An essential collection of essays from an eminent criticSimon Leys’ cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit The HAn essential collection of essays from an eminent criticSimon Leys’ cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit The Hall of Uselessness forms the most complete collection yet of Leys’ fascinating essays from Quixotis.

M to China from the sea to literatureLeys feuds with Christopher Hitchens ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses the posthumous publication of Nabokov’s unfinished novel He offers valuable insights into Mao’s Cultural Revolution and the Khmer Rouge and discusses Orwell Waugh and Confu.

hall book uselessness pdf The Hall kindle The Hall of Uselessness PDFM to China from the sea to literatureLeys feuds with Christopher Hitchens ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses the posthumous publication of Nabokov’s unfinished novel He offers valuable insights into Mao’s Cultural Revolution and the Khmer Rouge and discusses Orwell Waugh and Confu.

ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall  ePUB #205; #222;

ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; Simon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970 He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993 He died in Sydney in 2014Writing in three languages French Chinese and English he played an important political role in revealing the true

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  1. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFCritical RealityTwo approximate descriptions of the indescribable Simon Leys Harold Bloom without the arrogance or th


  2. Justin Evans Justin Evans says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI read this last year and wrote a short essay about it that I then failed to have published anywhere I'd forgotten about it Well here are my thoughts about Leys and 'World Literature' and a few other things I haven't edited it When I was a teaching assistant for a


  3. Marc Marc says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFSimon Leys is a carefully kept secret by anyone who loves contradictory people people who are averse to fashionable or politically correct thinking just go their own way and are not ashamed to row against the tide This Belgian writer with his real name Pierre Ryckmans 1935 2014 was an eminent sinologist one of the best connoisseurs of China in the 20th century He was among the first to uncover and denounce the cruel excesses of Mao's ideological campaigns but he was n


  4. Jim Coughenour Jim Coughenour says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFWay back in 1978 I got entangled in an argument with a hysterical seminary student I'd made some withering remark about the current chic fascination wit


  5. nostalgebraist nostalgebraist says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI bought this book on a whim knowing nothing about Simon Leys not knowing for instance that Simon Leys was the pen name of a man actually named Pierre Ryckmans Now I feel like I know Leys very well for several weeks he has been a constant endearing companion in my lifeThis collection covers a wide range of topics but is unified by Leys' own voice and personality which are highly distinctive if not exactly un


  6. Roger Roger says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFTowards the end of this book of essays Simon Leys quotes the following from a forgotten source Past a certain age we read nothing perchance I must be of a certain age for I picked up this book just at a time when I was falling into despair at the ignorance and stupidity that prevails in our time Simon Leys is one writer who is possessed of intelligence wide learning facility for the written word and a clear minded logic that cuts through to the core of the matterThis book is a collection of essays and speeches that Leys the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans a well regarded Sinologist has written and given over the last thirty years or so They are divided into six sections Quixotism Literature China The Sea University and MarginaliaThe one thing that holds this varied collection


  7. Alper Çuğun Alper Çuğun says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI read Leys’s collection of essays which though among the whole are well above average still turned into a drag before segueing into the promised segment about ChinaLeys the person seems to be intellectually clear headed but at the same time very much unapologetic and somewhat cantankerous This is a man who is an unabashed Catholic Belgian smoker relativist and elitist Those are the kind of sharp edges that used to be rare and these days are nearly impossible to find in a public person The shift in perspec


  8. Linda Linda says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFBrilliant an excellent introduction to the thinking and writings of this rare polymath and genuine renaissance man It may seem a contentious thing to say in this day and age but you don't need to agree with all of Simon Leys' political or religious positions to appreciate and celebrate the brilliance of his mind and contribution to intellectual life


  9. BoozeHound BoozeHound says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFWith the witty and humble title of the book The Hall of Uselessness fun intelligence great writing and entertainment are sure to ensue However you wouldn't think that after reading the second part of the title collected essays jesus collected essays sounds boring than textbook at first glance this of course stirs up feelings of academic complacency With this conflicting dilemma of being boring and good at the same time one is reminded of the old cliche you can't judge a book by its cover This is very true in the instance of this book by the late Simon Ley's The book is as good as reading a well written fiction and non fiction at the same time it is a talent rarely found and executed so intellectually elegantly The book can be very insightful into what happened under Mao's Chin


  10. LS Fauber LS Fauber says:

    ePUB Simon Leys #222; The Hall of Uselessness PDF #185; The Hall ePUB #205; #222; hall book, uselessness pdf, The Hall kindle, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI am of the opinion that Simon Leys was the greatest essayist of the second half of the twentieth century I have had this book for two years and still open it up when I need a respite from the drudgery and obscurity of the world I believe I have read every essay by now some surely than twenty timesSimon Leys is especially famous for being the first scholar to recognize the terrors of Maoism this recognition of the truth required he writes a great foolishness But Simon Leys is no fool he merely understands what he does not knowThat said the depth of Mr Leys's knowledge is very satisfying the breadth is astonishing He was extraordinarily well versed in English Chinese and French language and culture and writes on


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